Lowey Announces Funding For Head Start of Rockland

Congresswoman Nita Lowey held a press conference this afternoon at the Nyack Head Start in Nyack with Corporation for National Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer and Head Start of Rockland Executive Director Ouida Foster Toutebon to announce just under $1 million in funds to the Head Start of Rockland Program to mentor children through the Foster Grandparent Program. The grant by the Corporation for National Community Service comes on the 50th anniversary of both national social service organizations and will pair 72 foster grandparents with 216 children with exceptional needs during a three year period. Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart applauded the grant saying, “The Foster Grandparent Program is a major asset to the youth of Rockland County.” By providing caring and dedicated mentors to children in need, this program helps make our community a better place. I thank Congresswoman Lowey for her work to secure federal support for Head Start of Rockland.” Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee commented on the benefits these programs afford the community, “The Foster Grandparent Program not only helps children with exceptional needs build social and emotional confidence while improving their literacy skills but also puts to good use the broad range of expertise and experience of our older adults. This wonderful program is truly the perfect way to foster the intergenerational relationships that are so vital in our community.”

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